Since Spring 2003 Doug has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame. His inspirational images and sculptures have been instant sell outs leading him to win the coveted title of Best Selling Published Artist at the Fine Art Trade Guild awards in 2005. As well as official success, Doug has been recognised by the media with invitations to appear on local and national TV and radio programmes. He even made the BBC TV National News on which he was described as "the UK's most popular living artist".
Finally, and most importantly, contemporary art lovers paid Doug a rare tribute which demonstrated the immense popularity of his work and the loyalty of his many collectors: in early 2006, Doug's one hundredth limited edition sold out. Since then Doug's popularity and profile has increased both at home and abroad, and he has recently returned from a sell-out tour in Japan.
Yet despite his phenomenal success he has never lost touch with the realities of life, and has continued to produce work based around his love for his family, his unfailing optimism and his sheer enthusiasm for life.